Sid Meier’s Pirates! is a video game created by Sid Meier and developed and published by MicroProse
in 1987. It was the first game to include the name "Sid Meier" in its
title as an effort by MicroProse to attract fans of Meier's earlier
games, most of which were combat vehicle simulation video games. The game is a simulation of the life of a pirate, a privateer, or a pirate hunter in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Pirates! is set in the Caribbean. The Pirates! playing field includes the Spanish Main (namely the northern coast of South America), Central America and the Yucatán Peninsula, the entire Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and all Caribbean islands, plus Bermuda. The player is free to sail to any part of the above-mentioned lands, stopped by an invisible barrier southeast of Trinidad, all the way north to just northeast of Bermuda.
The game was widely ported from the original Commodore 64 version to numerous other systems. The Pirates! Gold remake, with minor improvements and better graphics, was released in 1993. An enhanced remake also named Sid Meier's Pirates! was released in 2004. In addition mobile ports also exist.
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